Designing Better Healthcare Products

The future of the U.S. healthcare industry will be determined in part by how it contends with two key pressures—rising demand and limited capacity. With 10,000 Americans becoming Medicare-eligible every day, demand for care will only increase in the years ahead. Meanwhile, a persistent and growing physician shortage—made more acute by the retirement of Baby Boomer doctors—threatens capacity […]

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Quick Take: “AI Seeks an Ethical Conscience”

The pace of artificial intelligence (AI) demands that we focus on the ethics of AI as preemptively as possible. At the 2017 Neural Information Processing Systems conference, Kate Crawford, a Distinguished Research Professor at New York University, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York, and a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab, gave a keynote urging that we make a significant effort to address emerging […]

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Quick Take: “Audacious Philanthropy”

Real, sustainable, positive change takes decades of sweat and tears. Once a change is fully achieved, it seems commonplace, like car seats and CPR training. This article gives a clear and hopeful assessment of what can be done when philanthropists boldly support efforts in the long term. Culture change – changing how a society collectively thinks, behaves, […]

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High Tech, High Touch Report

Institutions of higher education have increasingly diverse student demographics and leaders are looking for new, scalable ways to serve their students. As the cost of digital technology goes down, more programs are looking to digital learning tools to improve learning outcomes and increase accessibility and flexibility. The new High-Tech, High-Touch report, which Intentional Futures produced, […]

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How to Use “Just Enough” Research

At Intentional Futures, we know that research is a valuable component of any project, regardless of size or budget. It allows us to uncover assumptions, make efficient decisions, and spark creativity. We also know that—if we’re not careful—it can become bulky, intimidating, and hard to process. The key is doing just enough research. Based on […]

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Harvesting Next-Gen Technologies for the Farm

It’s entirely possible — even probable — that the evolutionary, cutting-edge developments in the 21st century world of agriculture over the past few years have slipped under your radar. Fair enough, you’re busy. We get that. But that doesn’t mean that a massive and relatively stealthy disruption isn’t happening as we speak. In fact, you could […]

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